Surface Christians

“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:16 NKJV

It’s easy to wear the t-shirt, have the bumper sticker, or even make the post about being a Christian. What happens when people look at your life and do not see a reflection of Christ. They see you looking more like the world and less like Jesus. A surface Christian is simply someone who looks like a Christian on the outside, but when you dig deeper they do not look or sound much like Christ. A lot of people will say, they are a good person, but you can be a good person and not be a Christian. Surface Christians and good people are what Jesus chose to vomit out of His mouth. Mahandas Ghandi once said “I like your Christ... I don’t like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” This statement is so true of most Christians. In order to be a follower of Jesus you have to go deeper than the surface, you have to know Him, know His word, and follow after Him daily, not just when you feel like it. The people of this time understood that the hot waters brought healing and the cold waters brought refreshing. But the lukewarm waters were not good for anything. Make up your mind and be either hot or cold but do not pretend to be something you are not. No one else may know that you are not who you say you are, but Jesus knows and He is the only one that matters.

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